Windows subsystem on linux


#1

Hey all.I was getting an error message when I tried to install the ubuntu from the powershell. It read as follows:
PS C:\Users\hp> Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature : The requested operation requires elevation.
At line:1 char:1

  • Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows- …
  •   + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature], COMException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Dism.Commands.EnableWindowsOptionalFeatureCommand
    
    

So I downloaded it from appstore and rebooted the pc. Am I good to go or do I need follow steps 3 to 5 of the web-development-101/lessons/prerequisites section? Please help as I am a complete beginner.

thanks.


#2

hi @akashpriyadarshi1997,
maybe you should follow the steps 3 to 5 because they will be helpful in the future.


#3

Those steps are mandatory. Failing to follow those will give you issues down the line, like not having git integration with your code editor, the in-ability to edit your files using a windows based text editor, and all around frustration.

The reason WSL didn’t install properly is because you did not start powershell as an admin.